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Dosage forms- Granules-Definitions

  • GRANULE, EFFERVESCENT
A small particle or grain containing a medicinal agent in a dry mixture usually composed of sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and tartaric acid which, when in contact with water, has the capability to release gas, resulting in effervescence.
  • GRANULE, DELAYED RELEASE
A small medicinal particle or grain to which an enteric or other coating has been applied, thus delaying release of the drug until its passage into the intestines.

  • GRANULE, FOR SOLUTION
A small medicinal particle or grain made available in its more stable dry form, to be reconstituted with solvent just before dispensing; the granules are so prepared to contain not only the medicinal agent, but the colorants, flavorants, and any other desired pharmaceutic ingredient.
  • GRANULE, FOR SUSPENSION
A small medicinal particle or grain made available in its more stable dry form, to be reconstituted with solvent just before dispensing to form a suspension; the granules are so prepared to contain not only the medicinal agent, but the colorants, flavorants, and any other desired pharmaceutic ingredient.
  • GRANULE, FOR SUSPENSION, EXTENDED RELEASE
A small medicinal particle or grain made available in its more stable dry form, to be reconstituted with solvent just before dispensing to form a suspension; the extended release system achieves slow release of the drug over an extended period of time and maintains constant drug levels in the blood or target tissue.


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